Department Administrator Ann Fenton Receives 20th Anniversary Special Service Award

We want to congratulate Ann Fenton, our department administrator, for her 20 years of service to Dartmouth. The President's Office honored Ann at Dartmouth's annual Service Awards Event on Thursday, December 15 for reaching this milestone.

Ann has been with German Studies for less than two years, but department life has been much enriched by her tireless work.

Before Ann joined German Studies, she was many years in the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES) program. AMES hired Ann as its first-ever administrator in 2012. Her prior experience in the English department helped her become an expert administrator. From 2016 through 2018, as Middle Eastern studies faculty formed their own academic unit, Ann played a critical role in the creation of Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages (ASCL), a new and far more complex program. As Allen Hockley, chair of ASCL remarked, "faculty in ASCL, are forever grateful for Ann's efforts and equanimity during this challenging transition."

The Department of German Studies can echo this sentiment of gratitude. Whether it was the transition into her new job, the challenges of the pandemic, or the move back to the renovated Dartmouth Hall, Ann's presence and work has been important for our students and faculty. Congratulations for 20 years of service to the college!